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How to Write Better Essays

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ISBN-10: 0230224806

ISBN-13: 9780230224803

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Bryan Greetham

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Description:

This book takes the reader carefully through each stage of essay writing from interpretation of the question, to the research, planning, writing, and revision. The book shows how to improve not just study skills like note-taking, reading, organization, and writing, but thinking skills as well. Readers will learn how to analyze difficult concepts, criticize and evaluate arguments, use evidence, and develop more of their own ideas. This book gives clear practical advice, with a troubleshooting section that deals with a range of common problems.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Bryan was educated at the universities of Kent and Sussex. He holds a PhD in moral philosophy from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is currently engaged in research into moral thinking and the Holocaust, and teaches philosophy at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Philosophy, How to Write your Undergraduate Dissertation, How to Write Better Essays and Thinking Skills for Professionals .

Introduction
The Stages
Interpretation of the Question
Introduction
Revealing the Structure
A Practical Example
Learning to Analyse
The Three-Step Technique - Steps 1 and 2
Step 3 - Test your Concept
Brainstorming
Flexibility
Using the Right Ability
The Range of Abilities
Changing our Pattern of Study
Research
Introduction
Reading Purposefully
Processing the Ideas
Note-taking for Analysis and Structure
Remembering your Notes
Note-taking for Criticism and Evaluation
Organising your Retrieval System
Organising your Time
Your Own Personal Timetable
Planning
Introduction
Planning: Getting the Highest Grades
Editing and Ordering your Material
Planning for the Exam
Revising for the Exam
Writing
Introduction
Getting your Own Ideas Down
Introductions
Paragraphs - Topic sentences
Paragraphs - Development and Evidence
Conclusions
Style - Simplicity 1: Sentences
Style - Simplicity 2: Words
Style - Economy
Style - the Dos and Don'ts
Working with Evidence
Plagiarism
Referencing and Bibliographies
Revision
Introduction
Preserving your Best Ideas
Revising the Structure
Revising the Content
Conclusion
Troubleshooting
Bibliography
Index